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american will struggle to come to grips with what happened today in a small community in connecticut. sandy hook elementary school in the small community of about 27,000 residents was the site of a shooting rampage. at this hour we know 26 people at the school were shot and killed by a lone gunman. 20 of those deceased were children. surviving students and their parents said teachers ordered children to hide in closets. witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots, as many as 100 rounds. police found the shooter dead. officers never fired a shot. the gunman's mother was found dead at a newtown location where the gunman lived. police have released no motive for the attack. the weapons used in the shooting were all legally purchased and were registered to the gunman's mother. an emotional president obama addressed the nation this afternoon from the white house. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. and each time i learn the news i react not as a president but as anybody else would, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in ame
in connecticut. the national rifle association finally broke its silence on the newtown shooting. a statement released today by the organization said, in part, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. the language is similar to president obama's call for meaningful action, but contribution from the nra remains to be seen. but several republican politicians are already headed in the direction of change. michigan governor rick snyder saw republicans in his state legislature pass a bill to allow guns in schools and day care centers. the bill was passed one day before the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. today the republican governor vetoed the bill. according to the detroit news, snyder vetoed the bill because it wouldn't allow schools and other public locations to opt out of its provisions. in the past 24 hours, republican members of congress said that some gun restrictions are worth looking into. senator susan collins of maine, congressman charlie dent of pennsylvania and lindsey graham of south carolina, they are all pro-gun. they are a
in this country. now it's up to all of us to make sure changes come to pass. the community of newtown connecticut is still deeply mourning the lives of 26 people, 20 of them children. the president struck an almost impossible balance of heartfelt emotion and out ragrage. the weight of the moment. no american can relive the horror of this. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. surely we can do better than this. >> this is a moment in history where an event alters the direction of a country and moves lawmakers to unity. dianne feinstein was the first to announce an update on an assault weapons ban which she introduced in congress and will introduce it early next year. >> i intend to introduce a bill. and i intend one way or another, no matter how long it takes, to get that bill through. there's one thin
in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace connecticut is galvanizing americans. it's no lodger acceptable to hide behind the second amendment. >> these tragedies must end. to end them, we must change. >> the president calls for change in the wake of a massacre. tonight, how voters can make their voices louder than the gun lobbies. >> this myth that the nra can destroy political careers is just not true. >> the nra's power is so vastly overrated. >> plus, the facts about the nra's power. mayor michael bloomberg's right hand power. will real america come around on common sense gun laws? >> john nichols on the conservative push to keep common sense gun laws out of the middle of the country. plus, republican obstacles to reduce violence with jonathan and alex wagner. and dr. gail saultz on the role mental health professionals need to play to reduce the violence. >> no single law, no set of laws can can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless ablt of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watch
schools any safer. and senator-elect chris murphy of connecticut tweeted this earlier today. "walking out of another funeral, he was handed the nra transcript. the most revolting tone-deaf statement i've ever seen." indeed. right before wayne lapierre delivered his remarks, a gunman shot and killed three people in pennsylvania. one of the victims was a woman hanging up christmas decorations in a church. let's turn to virginia congressman jim moran. congressman, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. always good to have you with us, jim, on this program. thank you. >> thank you, ed. >> what is -- what do you make of today's press conference, the reaction of the national rifle association? >> well, wayne lapierre works for the gun manufacturers. he really doesn't represent the majority of the members who are far more sane and responsible than the leadership is. you know, if you -- there is 125,000 public schools in the country. a security guard at 50,000 with benefits per year, that's $6.25 billion. do you think the nra would be willing to tax its guns and ammunition in ord
, connecticut. and for those not as technologically savvy, danny halfly of kentucky proves there are more old-fashioned ways to show one's ignorance in 2012. halfly says there is nothing racist about this barack obama mannequin, holding a slice of watermelon. halfly put the display up around election day and doesn't plan on taking it down anytime soon. >> it's a mix of white collar suits with blue-collar clothes peeking out. >> i'd be a millionaire. >> and watermelon. >> i thought he might get hungry standing out here. >> reporter: danny halfly has seen many a person standing out here taking pictures with the president. >> that's my buddy. >> obama's your buddy? >> well, this is? he don't talk, he don't make no smart comments. >> "he don't talk, he don't make no smart comment." might as we say uppity. halfly claims he doesn't understand why the mannequin is considered racist. he also says it's his right to display the mannequin. >> the way i look at it, it's freedom of speech. >> freedom of speech, indeed. let's hear some more speech from social activist, reverend marcia dyson and marc morial
new york, connecticut, iowa, massachusetts, new hampshire, vermont and the d.c. which already allows same-sex marriages. they will expect to make a decision in june. i'm joined by jonathan turley. this of course, is the civil rights issue of our time. what are the justices dealing with? >> quite frankly, what they are dealing with is obviously an historic moment. but one that puts the legacy, not just of the court but the individual justices on the line. this is a court that has a rather checkered history with regard to the rights of gay and lesbian citizens. it was only in 2003 that the court ruled you couldn't criminalize homosexuality. that's how recent that was. and we have seen an evolution of the court that's been a bit slower than society as a whole. remember in the earlier decision that lawrence turned over, or overturned. justice powell told his clerk that he had never met a gay person in his life. that clerk was gay but he didn't know it. but it shows how far the court has come. but the question is has it gone far enough? it could come down, e again, to justice kennedy. >>
shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. and while los angeles has had success in getting guns off the streets, across the country gun sales are up. gun shop owners report that high-capacity magazines and assault rifles are flying off the shelves. why? >> i've seen a huge uptick in business. our a.r.s have been sold out because people are very concerned about them becoming banned. >> one nevada gun shop owner credits president obama with the boost in sales. "obama is the best gun salesman since bill clinton. every too many a liberal opens his mouth and says something stupid about guns, i sell a gazillion of them." need further proof? one iowa reporter went inside a des moines gun shop. >> the most popular is the a.r.-15, one of the weapons used in the sandy hook shooting. >> two days before christmas i maybe have 30 of these. and i had ten in my safes. and now i have zero. >> i'm joined by los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. welcome to the show, mr. mayor. >> michael, thank you for having me on. happy holidays to you. >> the same to you, my friend. does the uptick in gun sales
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